Five people arrested over kidney-for-iPad affair in China
posted by Victor H. / Apr 06, 2012, 9:14 AM
Last year, we were shocked at the news of a 17-year-old Chinese teenager selling his kidney just to get the iPad 2, and while the price of the second-generation tablet has dropped by now, the value of a kidney has not, and the health of the teen is deteriorating.
At the same time, the Chinese authorities have now arrested and are charging five people over the illegal surgery.
One of the arrested, He Wei, gave the boy nearly $3,500, a mere 10% of the overall sum of $35,000 he was paid for that kidney. He was the one that paid all others involved as well.
The terrible idea sprang into the boy’s mind after he learned that it was possible to sell a kidney for money, and unfortunately his blind gadget crave and inexperience resulted in him selling his kidney. He allegedly only told his mother after he started feeling ill, a week or so after the surgery.
This story is part of:'Kidney for iPad' case (4 updates)
4 December Surgeon and accomplices go behind bars for shocking 'kidney-for-iPad' surgeryA year and a half after the shocking revelation that an organized group has helped a Chinese teenager sell his kidney for an iPad in April 2011…
10 August Chinese court starts looking at “kidney sold for iPad case”Just a year ago, a shocking incident happened - a Chinese 17-year old boy craved the iPad 2 so much he sold his kidney for one and a couple more Apple…
6 April Five people arrested over kidney-for-iPad affair in ChinaLast year, we were shocked at the news of a 17-year-old Chinese teenager selling his kidney just to get the iPad 2…
2 June Shocking: Chinese teenager sells his kidney for an iPad 217-year-old Chinese boy Zheng liked the iPad just as pretty much every tech geek out there. But being seventeen means you don’t have your own money. Combine this with a mind-boggling local advertisement offering cash
Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011
Further proof of iDiOcy; a kidney for an iDud with a wi-fi only connection and wi-fi connection problems. Charge them all with iMutilAtion.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 9:30 AM 13
Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012
This crazy.... its apple marketing which is causing all this... people and kids with no brains consider it matter of pride to hold a Idevice... there is nothing special in stupid apple devices, I went to store compared s**tty 3g small iphone 4s and galaxy note with LTE and huge screen and paid more to get the galaxy note..... APPLE .. STOP MAKING FOOL OF PEOPLE AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY...
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 12:42 PM 5
Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012
But in turn it is the person's choice to either do something illegal or idiotic in order to own these devices. It is up to them to research the products they buy the information is out there so if they do it because they are so obssessed in order to sell something like a kidney vs an old device in order to get a new device whether it be apple or a samsung then it is there bad decision to do so. Apple did not hold this person down and say "Sell a kidney so you can afford the ipad 2!" Freewill and bad choices are what did it.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 12:56 PM 1
Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011
are u serious? "dont market ur products apple people might actually want them"... and cool thing that u like ur note more than the iphone-- many do and many dont.. doesnt mean people who dont are stupid dare i say u fell to the "highly successful" note ads? ironic?
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 1:23 PM 3
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
I've wondered if this kid did something equally nutty to get the new ipad. anyways glad to see something done to these criminals
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 10:03 AM 10
HE might sell his retina just to have a look at that retina display as he got 2 eyes . the reason he sell his kidney is because it has 2 right ? No matter what device he bought , android or ios its a bad idea to sell of your kidney .
posted on Apr 07, 2012, 8:54 AM 0
You mean I could have just sold a kidney for a new iPad? Let me get on eBay right now...
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 10:57 AM 3
Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011
Nothing surprises me with apple news anymore,this is terrible
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 12:00 PM 6
Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009
This has nothing to do with Apple. Get a life.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 12:03 PM 6
Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012
It's his Free Market right to sell whatever part of his body he so chooses. If there is a market for it,why not??? It's not the government's place to say anything.
posted on Apr 06, 2012, 12:00 PM 0
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